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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Klopp vows to fix dire league form as Bayern loom

Jurgen Klopp has vowed to fix Borussia Dortmund's dire Bundesliga form following their fourth straight league defeat with leaders Bayern Munich lying in wait.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23
    formats

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.

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Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories

 

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AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based. Find out more
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
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  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
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  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP-Direct.com
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 26/10/2014 02:54

    Republicans poised to snatch US Senate in mid-terms

    Republicans appear increasingly likely to win back the US Senate in November 4 mid-term elections, a move that would heap misery on President Barack Obama in his final two years in office.

  • 26/10/2014 00:56

    SpaceX returns to Earth loaded with lab results

    SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday carrying a heavy load of NASA cargo and scientific samples from the International Space Station that experts hope could yield significant results.

  • 25/10/2014 11:49

    Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

    A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere -- some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said.

  • 24/10/2014 09:48

    The desperate struggle of Pakistan's polio 'martyrs'

    Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a "martyr" in Pakistan's desperate fight against polio.

  • 24/10/2014 03:46

    US tobacco giant Reynolds bans smoking in its offices

    The second largest tobacco producer in the United States, Reynolds American said Thursday it will ban smoking in all indoor office spaces, bowing to smoke-free social norms.

  • 26/10/2014 03:24

    War-scarred Ukraine votes for pro-Western future

    War-weary Ukrainians vote Sunday for a powerful new parliament in which a likely alliance of pro-Western and nationalist forces will confirm the ex-Soviet country's historic but bloody break from Russia's domain.

  • 26/10/2014 03:19

    Quarantined US nurse says 'made to feel like a criminal'

    An American nurse published a scathing account of her treatment after being put in isolation in the United States following a stint caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, saying she was made to feel like "a criminal."

  • 26/10/2014 00:50

    Divided Brazil votes for next president

    After a dramatic, hard-fought race, Brazilians elect their next president Sunday, weighing 12 years of social progress against a yearning for economic revival, and for change.

  • 25/10/2014 23:31

    Mexico's students not the only ones missing

    A year before Mexico's latest nightmare -- the disappearance of 43 students -- there was another night of terror in a neighboring town when gunmen broke into homes and took people away, mainly youths.

  • 25/10/2014 22:34

    Lebanon troops, Islamists clash in historic Tripoli market

    Lebanese troops fought a fierce and deadly battle Saturday with Islamist gunmen in the historic market of second city Tripoli, in clashes that devastated parts of the popular tourist site.

  • 25/10/2014 11:49

    Paris's Picasso museum finally reopens after renovation

    A top-level sacking, harsh words from the artist's son, delays and a huge budget overrun -- Picasso museum reopens its doors in Paris on Saturday amid the fallout from a fraught $71-million renovation.

  • 25/10/2014 08:30

    New museum brings Poland's Jewish past back to life

    A millennium of Jewish history in Poland was obliterated by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. Now, a new Warsaw museum is celebrating a lost Jewish community that was the world's largest and most vibrant.

  • 25/10/2014 05:08

    Zellweger 'new face' highlights Hollywood aging taboo

    The storm over Renee Zellweger's new-look face has thrown the spotlight on one of Hollywood's eternal questions: how do you grow old in Tinseltown?

  • 24/10/2014 20:43

    Mystery of Degas dancer takes to stage

    In Edgar Degas' celebrated sculpture "The Little 14-Year-Old Dancer," the precocious ballet student holds her head high but with a look of unease as she clasps her arms uncomfortably behind her back.

  • 23/10/2014 19:34

    Netflix to stream new online TV series, 'Bloodline'

    Fresh from commercial and critical success with hit shows "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," Netflix on Thursday announced a new online series, "Bloodline," set for release in March.

  • 26/10/2014 03:54

    Klopp vows to fix dire league form as Bayern loom

    Jurgen Klopp has vowed to fix Borussia Dortmund's dire Bundesliga form following their fourth straight league defeat with leaders Bayern Munich lying in wait.

  • 25/10/2014 20:51

    Korda, Pace tied for lead at China LPGA

    Jessica Korda and Lee-Anne Pace were tied for the lead Saturday at the LPGA Blue Bay Championship in China.

  • 25/10/2014 20:46

    Sassuolo stun Parma, Cagliari rout Empoli

    Rock bottom Parma's season went from bad to worse with a 3-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Sassuolo as Cagliari moved up four places with a 4-0 rout of promoted Empoli on Saturday.

  • 25/10/2014 20:27

    Ogier closes in on title in Spain

    Sebastien Ogier was on target to wrap up his second successive world title at the Rally of Spain after maintaining his lead over Volkswagen team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala on Saturday.

  • 25/10/2014 20:24

    Federer defies 33-ace Karlovic to make 11th Swiss final

    Roger Federer defied a 33-ace onslaught from Ivo Karlovic to reach his ninth straight final at the Swiss Indoors on Saturday with a 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-3 victory.